Few days back we reported on the attempts by Communists to get foothold into the Muslim community in Kerala. Now since Communists are the protectors of minorities around the world, you would think that Muslims would flock around the Communist leaders. But what really happened is hilarious. Pamphlets have surfaced a) banning members of Muslim community from marrying a Communist b) denying burrial of Communist Muslims in mosque premises.
The pamphlet titled `Malappurathinte Mannum Manassum’ (The soil and soul of Malappuram) issued in connection with the IUML Karuvarakkundu Panchayat meet here, also directs the party workers that the body of a Muslim member, who dies as a communist, should not be allowed to be buried on the mosque premises.
It is mentioned in the pamphlet that both this warnings are based on a `fatwa’ issued earlier by the Arabian Islamic scholar Dr. Yusuful Kardavi.
“Giving daughter’s hand in marriage to a communist or giving the ancestral share of property to a communist follower in the family, cannot be justified according to the Islamic views,” reads the pamphlets.
The pamphlet sarcastically points out that those who are out to paint the district red and propagate communism in the community, are unfortunately unaware of the grave religious implications of the issue. [IUML ‘fatwa’ forbids marriage with communists]
Looks like the photo of Yasser Arafat at the Communist meeting did not do any good.